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A 3-year-old child has been shot in north St. Louis.

It happened just after 8 a.m. Thursday in the 4800 block of Bessie.

Police say the child has been taken to an area hospital after being shot in the backside.

No word yet on his condition.

This is the second time in less than a week that a young child has been shot in the St. Louis area. Tuesday afternoon, a 21-month-old child died after accidentally shooting himself.


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